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David Salle

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Norman, Oklahoma

Birth year

Lives in
Brooklyn, New York

Works in
Brooklyn, New York

Current Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2016 Cindy Sherman and David Salle: History Portraits and Tapestry Paintings
Sep, 2016 Inspired by True-Life Events
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga
Sep, 2016 Solo Exhibition
Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

David Salle is an American painter who helped define the post-modern sensibility by combining figuration with an extremely varied pictorial language. His paintings comprise what appeared to be randomly juxtaposed images, or images painted on top of each other with deliberately ham-fisted paint handling.

Major exhibitions of his work have taken place at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Castello di Rivoli (Torino, Italy), and the Guggenheim Bilbao. In March 2009 a group of fifteen paintings were shown at the Kestnergesellschaft Museum in Hannover, Germany. That same year Salle's work was also featured in an exhibition titled "The Pictures Generation" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, in which his work was shown amongst a number if his contemporaries.

Salle has also turned his hand to set and costume design, and to directing mainstream cinema. In 1986 Salle received a Guggenheim fellowship for theater design, and in 1995 he directed the feature film, Search and Destroy, starring Griffin Dunne and Christopher Walken.

Recent Exhibits

David Salle participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2016 Summer Group Show‬
Skarstedt Gallery - Chelsea
Jul, 2016 Summer Group Show‬
Skarstedt Gallery - Upper East Side
Jun, 2016 La Mia Ceramica
Galerie Max Hetzler - Paris
Feb, 2016 Nice Weather
Skarstedt Gallery - Chelsea
Feb, 2016 Nice Weather
Skarstedt Gallery - Upper East Side
Jan, 2016 Group Exhibition
Skarstedt Gallery - Upper East Side
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Skarstedt Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga
Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong Skarstedt Gallery - Chelsea
Skarstedt Gallery - Upper East Side Galerie Max Hetzler - Paris
UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts Sweeney Art Gallery
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Pantin Woodward Gallery
Dallas Contemporary Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery
Galerie Ron Mandos (Amsterdam) Monya Rowe Gallery
Guild Hall FLAG Art Foundation
Pace Gallery - 57th St. Maureen Paley
New Gallery on Old Bailey Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art
ESSL MUSEUM The Arts Club of Chicago
Meyer Fine Art Inc. Sean Kelly Gallery
Palm Springs Art Museum Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris
Bortolami Gallery Electric Works
ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston) The Lever House Art Collection
Gerhardsen Gerner Russell Bowman Art Advisory
Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
Regen Projects (West Hollywood) Mary Boone Gallery - 24th St.
Nasher Museum Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
Lehmann Maupin - Chrystie Street Faurschou Foundation (Beijing)
Kohn Gallery Christie's Auction house
Whitney Museum of American Art New York Academy of Art
Pace Gallery 508 W. 25th Haunch of Venison (New York)
Recess Activities, Inc. Rubell Family Collection
Rental Gallery Tate Modern
Paul Kasmin Gallery - 10th Ave Art Bruxelles - Booth Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery
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Skarstedt Gallery - Chelsea Skarstedt Gallery - Upper East Side
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